Many people have been enquiring about how they can contribute financially to the parish while all places of worship are closed as part of the government restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dear Parishioners

At a time when we would be gathering to celebrate liturgies for Holy Week and Easter, we find ourselves separated from one another due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our way of life and worshipping together has changed for now, but we endure these unprecedented circumstances for the safety and wellbeing of each other.

The custom of walking the Stations of the Cross is a revered devotion which has its origins in the early Christian pilgrimages to the holy places of Jerusalem. On Good Friday, you are warmly invited to join in any of these Stations of the Cross available online:

"Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love. ...We will celebrate Holy Week in a truly unusual way, which manifests and sums up the message of the Gospel, that of God’s boundless love. And in the silence of our cities, the Easter Gospel will resound." -- Pope Francis

Let us gather, pray and celebrate together in spirit through the following televised and livestreamed liturgies:

In accordance with the latest COVID-19 government restrictions, the Parish Office is closed.  However, as our parish staff are working from home, please get in touch with us via our website's contact form

A notice will be published online when the Parish Office reopens.  In the meantime, we warmly invite you to like/follow our Facebook page to remain connected with the parish and each other.

Jesuit News

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    Representatives from Jesuit Refugee Service, Jesuit Social Services (under CAPSA) and the Xavier Social Justice Network recently attended the Palm Sunday ‘Justice for Refugees’ walk

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      Saint Ignatius, as you know, had a great vision and he went about implementing it his entire life. He was inspired by Saint Dominic, who was a great preacher and used the good news to preach

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  • Labouring with the risen Lord on Easter Sunday

    I have been asked to give retreat talks at three different schools in the past four months on Journeying with God. Whilst I thought initially that COVID was the reason for the topic, upon further

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Vatican News


We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.  We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.  May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

ST IGNATIUS' CHURCH

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

ST JAMES' CHURCH

162 Kent Street
North Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

PARISH OFFICE

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

  (03) 8420 6789

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm